Caribbean Region

On Tuesday 24th of April, The Government of Anguilla's Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications, Utilities and Housing (MICUH) hosted the Anguilla Renewable Energy Integration Project (AREIP) Stakeholder Workshop at Paradise Cove Resort, Anguilla. Close to 100 local stakeholders gathered to listen and comment on the presentation of the initial report from the Project Consultants, Castalia Strategic Advisors. The AREIP is being funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) - a UK based development funding agency that aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.
Caribbean-based publishing house, Toute Bagai Publishing (TBP) and US-based American Printing Company, have for the third consecutive year, won the top prize at the Sappi Annual Printers Awards held recently in New York City. Sappi Fine Paper North America announced the MACO Caribbean Living Volume 13, Issue 3, produced by TBP, was among 10 gold winners at its 15th Annual North American Printers of the Year awards for 2011-2012.
The selection of top Caribbean video production company Frame by Frame Productions to handle the video requirements for this month's 16th St. Kitts Music Festival is being hailed by a former Caribbean cabinet minister. Former St. Lucia Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Allen Chastanet, co-founder of the renowned St. Lucia Jazz festival, said the selection of Frame by Frame "was an inspired choice." The special skills of the Jamaican video experts Lukkee Chong and Max Earle meant St. Kitts and Nevis would "surely benefit from the decision," predicted Chastanet.
St. Kitts and Nevis will implement a three-pronged strategy in its on-going battle against gang-related crime.Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas also told nationals residing in the diaspora that cautious investment strategies embraced by the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party Administration have to date saved the twin-island Federation from the “trauma currently being experienced by many other nations around the world.”
PARIS, France – In an unprecedented move in French politics, three blacks – two of them women and all from France's overseas departments in the Caribbean – have been named ministers in new President Francois Hollande's Cabinet. Christiane Taubira, 60, from French Guiana is now minister of justice in the new socialist government, the first black woman to be made a full minister. Two women from Guadeloupe have also been named ministers. Victorin Lurel is in charge of overseas departments and George Pau-Langevin has been named junior minister for educational success. - Edited from CMC.